Chicago, Minneapolis, Detroit, Milwaukee AQI maps

Air quality continues to be an issue in the U.S. this summer as wildfires in Canada run ablaze.

According to the National Weather Service, air quality alerts remain in effect across the Midwest and Upper Great Lakes due to wildfire smoke. There is also a critical fire risk across the Northern and Central Great Basin Wednesday.

As of Tuesday morning, Chicago, Minneapolis and Detroit have the worst air quality conditions among American cities, according to IQ Air’s live ranking of major world cities, which ranks them 8th, 13th and 14th, respectively.

According to the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre, there are currently over 660 blazes “out on control” and over 1,000 active fires.

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